wine through e-mail/forum/faq

KGJ WOLFProductions at
Sun Apr 23 07:04:28 CDT 2006


Francesco Pietra wrote:
> I do believe that the choice among e-mail/forum/faq for wine depends on the 
> individual approach to wine.
> For people, like me, who approach wine to solve their specific problems, and 
> when solved they forget about wine until a new need arises, if ever (but i am 
> aware my own are general problems in science) the faq solution is the best 
> one.
> Just a couple of examples: 
> 1) I posted a query about the feasibility of running the chemical drawing 
> package "chemdraw" on wine. Lack of a package on unix that allows exchanging 
> files with chemdraw is today the hindrance to have molecular scientists fully 
> to unix (linux). Not a minor gap in science because most chemdraw users do 
> not know unix and thrive on restrictive OSs that limit their science and 
> their minds.
I like your attitude towards science. But I am afraid, I can't try/help
running chemdraw on wine because I do not own a licence for it. Are
there any known errors? How about this AppDB entry?

> 2)I posted a query about the feasibility of running nikon film scanner through 
> wine, just to have the nikon coolscan V (most unfortunately my own, as 
> available in europe, is usb and not scsi). This is by far a minor problems 
> with respect to the one above but it is anyway another example of query.
Wine isn't aimed to run drivers. I tried to run a Canon printer with it
but without success. Perhaps you can get some drivers to work with a lot
of time and programming knowledge. Otherwise you might want to try
ReactOS: . I think their goal is to be driver
compatible. It needs AFAIK a lot of further development but it might be
worth a try?

> Well, I got no answer (except one privately from my country). What about 
> access now to my queries? Practically no access, so that I have no hope to 
> get further help about. It might be different with faq.
> I agree however that a forum may be of interest to those who approach wine per 
> se and have a standing supply of problems for wine.
> I hope this is a contribution (although i am aware that having both faq and 
> forum requires having people to maintain both them). If not, forget about my 
> mail.
> Cheers
> francesco pietra
I would hope that those things can develop. For example, a user can open
a thread in the forum to solve a problem. If the solution is found,
these thread could be summarized in the FAQ or on a wiki page, depending
on the length of the solution. I am aware that many users wouldn't do
this and the threads ends just rotting in the forum. But that's better
compared to the possibility to never discuss that problem. At least the
thread would summarize what was tried and whether this is a solution or
not ;)

Greetings KGJ

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